CaP.CULT invites to discover the city of Marseille, the Provence region as well as the European Capitals of Culture. We offer diversified tours with the focus on city planning, contemporary architecture and the exchange with local professionals, architectes and city planners.
View of the Mucem museum and the villa méditerranée as well as the cathedral la Major in Marseilel.

MARSEILLE, a city in transformation

Marseille, the multicultural mediterranean city is catching up.

Traffic reduction, new infrastructure and prestigeous projects on the waterfront set Marseille into a new light and emphasize its strategic position.

The MuCEM - museum of european and mediterranean cultures - by the office Rudy Ricciotti attracts the attention by its ingenious urban implementation. Next to it, Stefano Boeri, Kengo Kuma and Jean Nouvel left their architectural mark...

"Euroméditerranée" is an ambitious project refurbishing the former industrial harbour areas and inner city district since 25 years.

Redevelopment goes along with the daily southern european chaos and all its virtues and problems. It is a project of the national metropolitan initiative Marseille-Provence.

Between Marseille and Alger

The study trip on the tracks of the french architect Fernand Pouillon leads us from Marseille to Alger. Two prototypes of french mass housing are discussed: construction in context by Pouillon versus the construction of the object of Le Corbusier. What defined the conditions of building after the second World War?
We get to the bottom of this question by means of various tours and visits.

We leave Marseille via ship to Alger to combine the discovery of two cities and the interpretation of the Mediterranean as a common cultural space.

Alger, the sister of Marseille, links arabic vernacular architecture and european interventions from the 19th and 20th century. Several cités by Fernand Pouillon are still working as examples of the high quality of public space, overlooking the city of Alger.

The tour is a collaboration with Thomas Meyer-Wieser.

La Tourette is a housing complex of Fernand Pouillon, overlooking an interior court and a tower on the end of the court.
A rainbow colored art installation of Oafur Eliasson in Aarhus, orange in the foreground.


Like other industrial cities on the shores of Europe - Aarhus has discovered the advantages of its geographical situation and banned the operating industry into the peripheral zones of the city. 

Already looking forward to the European Capital of Culture in 2017, the city developed projects adjacent to the compact historical city center:
Next to the "iceberg", an original housing complex on the shore, you will find several striking examples of quality construction as an upgrade for the ciy.

Aarhus has also made investments in cultural buildings, which attract attention with installations by international artists, such as the AROS Art Museum with its rainbow tour on the roof of Olafur Eliasson.


The trip combines two regions in the Netherlands: southern Holland and northern Friesland. From the port city of Rotterdam, heterogeneous and flooded with architecture, it's off to Groningen, where traditional Dutch architecture is reinterpreted on the basis of innovative projects. The third destination of this journey is the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden, where mainly urban redevelopments implement new dynamism to the center.

With numerous projects, Leeuwarden 2018 presents itself as the European Capital of Culture 2018 and thus offers insights into Frisian culture and recent urban development in addition to architecture.

The guided tours focus on urban planning, urban history, contemporary architecture, social housing and the profanation of church buildings in the Netherlands.

Sicht auf den Gebäudekomplex la Tourette von Fernand Pouillon, mehrere Blocks und ein Turm am Ende eines langen Hofes.
Blick über das Meer zu den neuen Museen in Marseille.


"Humilissima civita", the modest town among the cities, called the Knights of St. John their stone city from the 16th century. Valletta is characterized by the special combination of architecture and landscape. In recent years, the Maltese capital has been carefully transformed by adding contemporary buildings.  An important project of this new era is the parliament building of Renzo Piano with its contemporary city gate.

As part of the Capital of Culture Year 2018, in addition to the interplay of historical buildings and contemporary architecture, culture will be presented in a variety of ways through 400 events. 

The journey looks at the "ideal city of the Renaissance" from a urban planning perspective as well as the contemporary approach to architecture in a historical city. The capital of culture casts a new look on the island.


Contemporary and historical architecture
City planning and urban development
Transportation planning
(Contemporary) History
Socio-cultural context
Interior visits, construction sites etc.


Individual city walks and excursions
Programme organisation for some hours, one or several days
Diversified and profound insights into the city
Personal assistance
Meeting & Discussion with local architects, urban planners and project managers
Carina Kurta & Pia Leydolt-Fuchs
7, Square Protis
F-13002 Marseille

0033 (0)6 95 77 45 31 // 0033 (0)6 95 77 43 89

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